“Oh, mighty Isis!”
With those three powerful words, actress Joanna Cameron stepped into television history in 1975 to portray the first female superhero to have her own weekly live-action TV show, debuting just months before Lynda Carter’s “Wonder Woman.” Donning a little white dress with sweet Egyptian touches, as this brand-new hero Cameron captured the hearts and minds of little girls everywhere on Saturday mornings, taking her place next to the popular “Shazam!”
Though the show originally aired only a few years, the legacy of Isis lives on, remembered so well by her fans and still referenced heartily in pop culture. For this report, BRBTV talked to all three of the show’s lead stars: Joanna Cameron, Brian Cutler and Joanna Pang, who reminisce about their time on the ground-breaking Filmation series. Beyond a magazine-length feature story, which examines not only the “Isis” series but also the heyday of Saturday-morning kids’ television that it so squarely rested in, this BRBTV Report includes fun episode synopses. It’s all in a convenient, portable, Kindle format with photos appearing in color where available.
From the same place you’ll find print reference guides to classic
TV shows like “Dallas,” “Dynasty” and “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the BRBTV
Reports are not designed to be “books.” They’re shorter, snappier reads
— and oh-so conveniently electronic — to celebrate the great TV shows
A Brief History:
There was a time when Saturday morning television was loaded with cartoons. But there were also a few live action shows around that were quite fun. Even though I wasn’t around when “The Secrets of Isis” first aired in the mid 1970’s, I have many memories of watching the reruns of the show when I was a kid.
My cousin and I would wake up early on Saturdays to watch “Shazam,” “The Secrets of Isis,” and “The Super Friends” back to back. They may have been reruns, but they were new to us, and it because our Saturday morning tradition for some time.
Now, the reason that I downloaded The Secrets of Isis: A BRBTV Report (BRBTV Reports Book 7) is because a couple of years ago I read one of their other books, Shazam! A BRBTV Report (BRBTV Reports Book 13), and really enjoyed it. And when I saw they had an Isis book, I had to check it out.
The Secrets of Isis: A BRBTV Report gives you a detail look at how the tv show came to be, from the original idea, to casting, to the actual airing. There’s even an episode by episode guide that tells you when and were the episodes were filmed, and the dates when they aired. The book also includes interviews with the cast, and brings you up to date on what they are all doing now.
As I was reading the book, I suddenly realizes that most of the episodes are very similar to each other. But that did not take away from all the good memories the Isis tv show game then, and now.
This is a really short book and easy to read. And for someone my age, this book is like traveling back in time to a simpler era. So yes, its definitely worth reading.
You can get The Secrets of Isis: A BRBTV Report over at Amazon.